Tired of living a limited life due to the joint pain in your knees, shoulders, hips, hands, elbows or ankles? Joint surgery or joint replacement may be able to be avoided through the all-natural therapies provided at Pain and Wellness Institute.
We work with our patients to address the cause of their joint pain and heal it at the source, so they don’t have to go the route of surgeries and heavy medications, and can get back to the active lives they love.
One of the main treatments we offer for joint pain relief is platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP therapy. This works with the body’s natural healing response and enhances it, allowing the system to work to heal itself.
Types of joint pain that can be treated with PRP therapy include:
- Chronic joint pain
Relieving Joint Pain
The symptoms you’re experiencing are an indicator of something wrong at the cellular level.
Covering up that pain with medication like prescription painkillers isn’t going to fix the problem. That just gives temporary relief, while allowing the root of the problem to continue, which often worsens over time.
Many types of joint pain, including some types of arthritis, are caused by inflammation within the joints. By reducing the inflammation and healing what is actually wrong within the joint, the pain and other symptoms can lessen or vanish entirely.
That’s where PRP therapy comes in. It harnesses your body’s natural ability to heal itself, which is something it’s been doing every single day since before you were even born, and focuses that power directly where it is needed.
Your blood contains many incredible healing components, like platelets, cytokines, growth factors and others. During PRP therapy, we draw a small sample of your blood and process it in something called a centrifuge while you wait.
This machine simply spins the blood rapidly, separating it into two distinct parts: the red blood cells, and the plasma with the white blood cells and so much more. The plasma ends up being a concentrated serum of these magnificent healing components, and we inject that back into the affected joint being treated, allowing the system to do what it does best.
By bringing the focus of the recovery process exactly where it is needed most and giving it that boost, your body can begin to repair the damage that is causing the joint pain. Our team will be happy to discuss all possible benefits and outcomes of PRP therapy with you, as well as any other treatment options that may be able to help you. Contact us at (813) 733-7631 to schedule your appointment.